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sheaf

play
noun \ˈshēf\

Simple Definition of sheaf

  • : a bunch of stalks and ears of grain that are tied together after being cut

  • : a group of things fastened together

Full Definition of sheaf

plural sheaves play \ˈshēvz\

  1. 1 :  a quantity of the stalks and ears of a cereal grass or sometimes other plant material bound together

  2. 2 :  something resembling a sheaf of grain <a sheaf of papers>

  3. 3 :  a large amount or number

sheaf·like play \ˈshēf-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of sheaf

  1. <contends that casino gambling would generate a sheaf of social problems for the state>



Origin of sheaf

Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf; akin to Old High German scoub sheaf, Russian chub forelock


First Known Use: before 12th century

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